1 Corinthians 1:5

5 that in every way 1you were enriched in him in all 2speech and all knowledge--

1 Corinthians 1:5 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 1:5

That in everything ye are enriched by him
This is still a continuation of the thanksgiving for this church, that they were "enriched", or plentifully and abundantly provided for by Christ, with all grace, with all the riches of grace; with his own unsearchable riches, of which they were made partakers, and the riches of glory, to which they were entitled by him; and all which come to them through his poverty, which makes his grace in the donation of these riches the more illustrious: and particularly the apostle is thankful, that they were enriched by Christ

in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
that not only they had the knowledge of the truths and doctrines of the Gospel, concerning the person, offices, grace, and righteousness of Christ in the theory of them, or a speculative notion of them; but for the most part had a spiritual experimental knowledge of these things; and many of them had such large gifts of knowledge, elocution, and utterance, that they were richly qualified to preach the Gospel to others; nay, even had the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, so as to speak with divers tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

1 Corinthians 1:5 In-Context

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge--
6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you--
7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Corinthians 9:11; [2 Corinthians 6:10]
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 8:7; [1 Corinthians 12:8]; See Romans 15:14; 1 John 2:20
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